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    A STRONG SELECTION AT ADAMS ‘AT HOME’ SALE

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

    Antique furniture, art, Oriental porcelain and collectibles all feature among a strong selection at the At Home sale at James Adam in Dublin at noon on November 12.  Nearly 500 lots will come under the hammer. The catalogue is online. Here is a taste of what it contains:

    A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE CELADON GLAZED HU-FORM VASES, Guangxu (1875-1908) (3,000-4,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 21,000 AT HAMMER

    ALFRED DE BREANSKI JUNIOR (1877-1955)
    Autumn Morning in Co. Galway (6,000-8,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,000 AT HAMMER

    A KILLARNEY ARBUTUS AND MARQUETRY INLAID FOLDING TOP CARD TABLE, mid-19th century, (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,600 AT HAMMER

    A SET OF EIGHT GEORGE IV MAHOGANY FRAMED DINING CHAIRS (2,000-3,000)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 3,400 AT HAMMER

    A GEORGE II IRISH MAHOGANY BRASS BOUND PLATE BUCKET (500-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 420 AT HAMMER

    TOWNLEY HALL SALES GROSSES OVER 2 MILLION

    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    THIS PAIR OF MASSIVE MID 19TH CENTURY ORMOLU MOUNTED SEVRES PORCELAIN VASES MADE 33,000

    The James Adam Country House Collections sale at Townley Hall near Drogheda this week grossed over two million. The timed internet auction worked very well and grossed just over 50,000.

    There were bidders from the US, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland, the UK and Ireland north and south.

    Hammer prices for the top lots were as follows:  George Barrets Mountainous Wooded River Landscape (200,000);  a giltwood pier mirror by John and Francis Booker (50,000); a c1750 Irish armorial side table (40,000):  Wooded landscape with figure by Solomon Delane (38,000); a pair of massive mid 19th century porcelain vases (33,000); a Ming revival blue and white moon flask, Yongzheng (32,000); an Irish Regency four pillar dining table (28,000); Games Still Life by Raoul Hynckes (26,000): George III giltwood overmantle mirror (25,000) and Portrait of a Lady by Sir Francis Grant (22,000).

    (See posts on antiqueandartireland.com for October 8 and October 5, 2017)

    LANDSCAPE BY GEORGE BARRET AT ADAMS COUNTRY HOUSE SALE

    Sunday, October 8th, 2017
    A particularly fine landscape by George Barret, a mirror by John and Francis Booker, an Irish armorial side table, a Killarney davenport and a Brussels tapestry are among the top lots at the annual James Adam Country House Collections sale in Co. Louth on October 10.
    The highest estimated lot of A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape and Waterfall and Three Figures by George Barret (c1728-1784) is estimated at 200,000. Adams say it was most likely painted in Ireland before Barret’s move to London in 1763. An Irish Georgian giltwood pier mirror by the Booker Brothers still has its makers label attached and is estimated at 50,000. An Irish armorial side table dates to about 1850 and has an estimate of 20,000, as has a large Killarney davenport.
    A Wooded Landscape by Solomon Delane (1727-1812) is possibly of Tuscany and estimated at 40,000. There is a portrait of Frederick the Great of Prussia (3,000) and the 17th/18th Brussels tapesty of the Baptism of Clovis, often referred to as the first Christian King of France,  is large and estimated at 10,000.  A pair of compact George II giltwood mirrors attributed to Benjamin Goodison is estimated at 6,000.  The same model of mirror was illustrated in Buckingham Palace in a 1927 edition of Country Life.

    There is a Victorian sideboard from the Cornish house where Daphne du Maurier lived for decades and inspired her novel Rebecca. It is estimated at 10,000. There is a similar estimate on a Great Irish Deer set of antlers.  The auction is at Townley Hall near Drogheda. A section of nearly 200 lots at the end of the catalogue is being offered online and by written bids only.  These include the Moyne collection of miniatures, antiquarian prints and books. They will come up at a timed internet auction which will run to 6 p.m. on October 11.

    George Barret (c.1728-1784) A Mountainous Wooded River Landscape with Waterfall and Three Figures UPDATE: THS MADE 200,000 AT HAMMER

    A giltwood pier mirror by John and Francis Booker  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 50,000 AT HAMMER

    A Killarney marquetry davenport  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Victorian sideboard from the Cornish house Daphne du Maurier lived in which inspired her novel Rebecca.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 11,000 AT HAMMER

    ADAMS PICKS TO WHET APPETITE OF YOUNGER BUYERS

    Sunday, September 10th, 2017

    In an attempt to whet the appetite of the younger generation for its jewellery sales Dublin based auction house James Adam has set out on a new path. To bring a sense of fun to the sales with bold contemporary pieces Claire Mestrallet, head of jewellery at Adams,  has enlisted the help of Shelly Corkery, fashion director at Brown Thomas, who has reviewed the sale scheduled to take place on September 19.  Corkery’s favourite picks include an on trend green tourmaline and diamond necklace by Margherita Burgener (4,200-5,200), a c1945 diamond set bracelet (7,000-9,000) and the aquamarine and diamond dress ring by Mario Buccelati (5,000-7,000) pictured here.  The sale highlight is a c1920 sugar loaf sapphire and diamond ring (16,000-20,000).

    UPDATE: The sugar loaf sapphire sold for 22,000 at hammer, the acquarmarine and diamond ring by Mario Buccelati made 10,500 at hammer, the c1945 bracelet sold for 11,800 and the tourmaline and diamond necklace was unsold.

    AT HOME AUCTION AT JAMES ADAM

    Thursday, September 7th, 2017

    More than 500 lots of antique furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery and collectibles will come under the hammer at the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin on September 10.  Estimates are reasonable and this is an auction with much to interest collectors.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    A 19TH CENTURY INLAID BURR WALNUT AND EBON BREAKFRONT CREDENZA (1,500-2,500)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY KNIFE BOX (150-250)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 110 AT HAMMER

    A GEM-SET FLOWER BROOCH (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 750 AT HAMMER

    AN IRISH VICTORIAN DISH RING, Dublin 1915, mark of West & Sons (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,000 AT HAMMER

    A 19TH CENTURY MAHOGANY FRAMED OTTOMAN (300-500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 440 AT HAMMER

    THE JAMES ADAM SALE OF IMPORTANT IRISH ART IN DUBLIN

    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    The evening sale of Important Irish Art by James Adam in Dublin on May 31 contains 161 lots and includes art from the collection of the late Gillian Bowler.  She collected Irish art from the late ’70’s onwards by artists including Louis le Brocquy, Barrie Cooke, Tony O’Malley, Basil Blackshaw, T.P. Flanagan, Patrick Collins, Stephen McKenna, Rowan Gillespie and others.  Bowler was founding chairman of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    Jack Butler Yeats RHA (1871-1957)
    Early Morning, Cliffony (1941) (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 70,000 AT HAMMER

    Paul Henry RHA (1877-1958) Gubellaunaun from the Bog (30,000-40,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 36,000 AT HAMMER

    Sean Keating PRHA HRSA HRA (1889-1978)
    The Turf Quay, Aran (40,000-60,000)UPDATE: THIS MADE 40,000 AT HAMMER

    Nathaniel Hone RHA (1831-1917)
    Dans Les Vignes (20,000-30,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 32,000 AT HAMMER

    Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012)
    Fan Tailed Pigeons (528) (40,000-60,000) UPDATE: THIS MADE 58,000 AT HAMMER

    Tony O’Malley HRHA (1913-2003)
    Winter Lines and Shapes UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,900 AT HAMMER (2,000-4,000)

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    PERIOD AND CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, May 5th, 2017

    Period and contemporary jewellery will come under the hammer at the James Adam summer auction of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on May 9. The sale, curated by Claire-Laurence Mestrallet is designed to appeal to every taste, young and old, funky and sophisticated.  The highlight is a  signed Cartier lapis lazuli cultured pearl and diamond necklace which is estimated at 25,000-35,000.  The catalogue is online.  Here is a small selection:

    LAPIS LAZULI, CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER, CIRCA 1986 (25,000-35,000)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A FINE LADY’S PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELET WATCH, BY ROLEX, CIRCA 2002 (10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 9,500 AT HAMMER

    A TOURMALINE AND GOLD BROOCH, BY H. STERN, CIRCA 1970 (1,000-1,500)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 950 AT HAMMER

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE (3,000-5,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,200 ATR HAMMER

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, CIRCA 1920 (5,000-7,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 5,200 AT HAMMER

    A SIGNED COPY OF THE IRISH PROCLAMATION AT ADAMS

    Thursday, April 20th, 2017

    One of only two known original copies of the Irish Proclamation in private hands signed by the printer Christoper Brady comes up at the annual James Adam History sale in Dublin on April 26.

    The most important document in modern Irish History was printed in Dublin on April 23, 1916 by Christopher Brady, Michael Molloy and Liam O’Brien for the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic.

    A print run of 2,500 copies was planned.  It seems unlikely that more than 100 were printed.  It was printed on an old Wharfdale Double-Crown, printing machine and the rollers the rollers failed to maintain an even pressure. The work was difficult and the paper quality was poor with the result that nearly all copies show some smudging.

    Printed at Liberty Hall on Easter Sunday, 1916 it was read from the steps of the General Post Office, O’Connell St., Dublin on Easter Monday morning by Padraig Pearse, thus heralding The Rising and the advance of Ireland towards self-determination. This copy is estimated at 150,000-250,000.

    The catalogue for the sale, which is online, lists 268 lots.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 120,000 AT HAMMER

    SLEEPER LOT MAKES 120,000 OVER ESTIMATE OF 500-800 AT JAMES ADAM

    Monday, April 10th, 2017

    ITALIAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)
    Jesus Wearing the Crown of Thorns

    Jesus Wearing the Crown of Thorns, an oil on copper panel measuring just  34 cm by 24 cm made a hammer price of 120,000 at the James Adam interiors sale in Dublin yesterday. It had been estimated at 500-800.

    A number of bidders had registered to bid on the phone and on the internet for the lot.  Eventually there was a bidding battle for the work between two internet bidders, neither of whom had actually viewed the painting.

    The work came from an institution that was having a clear out. Auctioneer James O’Halloran said he spotted it in a corridor because of the fantastic frame in which it was contained.  It was labelled “Italian School” and 19th century.  Copper is notoriously difficult to date, and it is now assumed that the work is from the 17th century.  The artist remains unknown at this stage.

    The work aroused strong interest from Italy and it is now leaving Ireland.  It is what auctioneers describe as a “sleeper”, a lot where the bidding unexpectedly takes off once it opens. This 120,000 hammer price followed a five minute bidding battle.

    AN AT HOME SALE AT JAMES ADAM

    Friday, April 7th, 2017

    There will be an interiors At Home auction at James Adam in Dublin at noon on April 9.  The catalogue, which is online, lists 400 lots.  Here is a small selection:

    DUTCH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY)
    Figures at a table in an interior with a basket of vegetables (500-800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 600 AT HAMMER

    A FRENCH KINGWOOD AND LEATHER INSET SHAPED RECTANGULAR WRITING DESK (300-400)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 350 AT HAMMER

    A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY SEVRES PORCELAIN URNS (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THESE MADE 650 AT HAMMER

    IRISH FIVE-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, Dublin 1966, mark of Larry Gunning (1,200-1,800)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,400 AT HAMMER